Porcelain Veneers and Lumineers in Scottsdale, AZ
If imperfections detract from your smile's attractiveness, Dr. Martin can create porcelain veneers to update your image. Strong and durable, these thin layers of porcelain are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to conceal chips, gaps, discolorations, and other aesthetic flaws. Porcelain reflects light much like tooth enamel, so your veneers will shine like natural teeth.
Because of his extensive experience with veneers, Dr. Martin can customize porcelain veneers to perfectly complement the size, shape, color, and texture of surrounding teeth. Before he begins, Dr. Martin will review your options to develop a clear picture of your dream smile. With porcelain veneers, we're able to straighten misalignments and close gaps – all in two office visits here in Scottsdale.
During the first appointment, Dr. Martin will prepare your teeth for the veneers and take impressions that he will send to a trusted dental lab so the ceramist can handcraft your porcelain veneers. Dr. Martin will also place temporary veneers, which allow our patients to adjust to the look and feel of their new smiles. You will return to our office for final placement after we receive your permanent restorations.
Lumineers are an alternative type of porcelain veneer that is even thinner than the traditional model – only around the width of a contact lens! The biggest advantage of Lumineers is that they typically only require a minimal amount of smile alteration to accommodate their placement, which makes the process reversible if patients decide they want to return to their natural smile later on. In comparison, traditional veneers should be considered a permanent cosmetic treatment. Dr. Martin will work with Phoenix, AZ patients to determine which option fits your appearance and goals for cosmetic treatment best.